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Functional MRI (fMRI) Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Applications are invited for a 2-year post-doc position investigating the neural effects of attention, working memory, and mindfulness training in the Laboratory of Amishi Jha at the University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to play an important role in a novel research line at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience (attention and working memory) and cognitive training (e.g., mindfulness training) in adults.
Competitive applicants should have fMRI expertise, with a publication track record using MRI-based imaging methods. This position requires technical sophistication and a desire to engage in research as well as play a key role in training others (graduate students and undergraduates) in neuroimaging methods, as part of the launch of a new neuroimaging community in the Dept of Psychology’s new 3T Functional MRI suite. Experience with a variety of protocols (i.e., ASL, BOLD, DTI) and expertise with analysis methods is necessary for this position. Essential skills also include fantastic organizational and computational abilities, as well as the ability to work well in a research team.
Please submit applications by Jan 31, 2014 with a planned start date of March 1, 2014. Send materials (via e-mail) including cover letter, CV, the names and addresses of three referees, in one PDF file, to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Amishi P. Jha, Ph.D (email@example.com) with subject Line: FMRI Post-doc Position
Full-time Faculty Position in Psychology
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva
Life University in Marietta, GA, has an open-rank opening for a full-time faculty position in Psychology, to teach and develop programs in the areas of positive psychology, secular ethics and contemplative science. Life University is a growing private, non-profit university located in the greater Atlanta area with approximately 3,000 students. It is comprised of a College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Chiropractic, and several graduate studies programs. In 2014 the university will be starting a Master’s in Positive Psychology degree with a track in secular ethics and contemplative science.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 28, 2014.
The ideal candidate will possess:
• A doctoral degree in psychology or related discipline from an accredited university, or 18 graduate credit hours in psychology.
• A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of positive psychology, secular ethics and contemplative science, including professional publications and conference presentations.
• Personal training in contemplative practices and ability to teach such practices at a high level.
• The energy, passion and ability to develop programs at Life University related to positive psychology, secular ethics and contemplative science.
• Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relation skills.
• A commitment to diversity.
• Experience with distance learning/hybrid courses.
This individual will be responsible for teaching 12-15 credit hours each quarter of the academic year, academic advising and mentoring, serving on committees, and additional duties as required. The individual will also help develop and implement a Master’s Program in Positive Psychology, and in particular the Secular Ethics and Contemplative Science track. The faculty member must also maintain his/her license and any appropriate certifications.
To apply, please visit http://agency.governmentjobs.
For questions, please contact Brendan Ozawa-de Silva at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website with more information: www.life.edu
Neuroscience Education Fellow
Advisor: Carol Worthman, PhD
University/Institution: Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Contact person: Carol Worthman, Department of Anthropology
Overview and Goals
The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI), Neuroscience section, and the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship seek a postdoctoral fellow to play leading roles in ETSI neuroscience education programs. In partnership with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ETSI is a path-breaking project to build appropriate, sustainable science education into the training curriculum for Tibetan Buddhist monastics. After six years of development and testing with monastics in India, the ETSI program will roll out in 2014, the biggest change in their curriculum in over 600 years. The roll out involves writing course materials, setting up distance learning, implementing on-line learning resources, fielding summer teaching faculty, and coordinating among Emory players. Implementation next year begins with an introductory curriculum, to be followed by five years of progressive science curriculum.
ETSI Neuroscience has partnered with Emory Libraries and Information Services to create a special postdoctoral fellow to play a key role in the implementation process. This is a one year position. The Fellow will play the following key roles:
1. Work with the head of the neuroscience team, Carol Worthman, to create neuroscience primers for Tibetan monastics (3 completed, 2 remaining).
2. In conjunction with ETSI and the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, assist in forming, implementing, and assessing innovative distance learning programs for monasteries.
3. Work with the Emory University Library and Information Services to support the curation and dissemination of ETSI documents and recordings.
4. Liaise between ETSI activities and leading edge Emory information programs at Emory Centers for Digital Scholarship and Interactive Teaching.
5. Participate in historic 2014 roll-out of science curriculum in monasteries in south India.
Graduate degree in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, neuroanthropology, or a related field, with working knowledge in the following areas: cognitive, affective, and social neuroscience, mind/body processes, and internal regulation. The successful candidate will have knowledge of, or at least interest in, diverse philosophies of mind and cross-cultural psychology and anthropology. Strong writing skills and interest in science education important. Position will open on 9/1/13.
Interested candidates please contact Carol Worthman, Department of Anthropology, Emory University, email@example.com